All Saints' parish church
|Chicklade shown within Wiltshire|
|Population||75 (2011 Census)|
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Chicklade is a small village and civil parish in Wiltshire in southern England. The village is on the A303 road, about 7 miles (11 km) south of Warminster. The parish includes the hamlet of Upper Pertwood.
The Great Ridge Wood, formerly also known as Chicklade Wood, is less than a mile north of the village, just over the parish boundary.
John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870–72) describes Chicklade as follows:
CHICKLADE, a parish in Tisbury district, Wilts; 1¼ mile N by E of Hindon, and 5 S by-W of Heytesbury r. station. Post town, Hindon, under Salisbury. Acres, 1,039. Real property, with Hindon, Berwick-St. Leonard, and Fonthill-Gifford, £5,111. Pop., 143. Houses, 23. The property is divided among a few. The surface is hilly. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £230. Patron, the Marquis of Bath. The church is good.
The poet William Lisle Bowles was Vicar of Chicklade 1792-97.
Pertwood also had a 12th-century church, St Peter's, which was rebuilt in 1872. The ecclesiastical parish of Pertwood was separate until 1899 when it was united with Chicklade, then in 1921, Chicklade with Pertwood was united with Hindon parish. The church at Pertwood was declared redundant in 1972.
The civil parish does not elect a parish council. Instead the first tier of local government is a parish meeting, which all electors are entitled to attend. The parish is in the area of Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which is responsible for all significant local government functions.
- "Chicklade Census Information". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 22 March 2013. Note ONS raw data (as opposed to this County Council figure) is for an area 'too small to publish all data for reasons of confidentiality of living people' its parish data being combined with much of Hindon, Wiltshire into output area E00163258 so more demographic statistics will become available in a few decades from 2011
- Wilson 1870–72[page needed]
- Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1318426)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
- Crowley, D.A. (ed.). "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 13 pp105-114 - Chicklade". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
- Chicklade, Wiltshire at genuki.org.uk
- "Chicklade Parish Meeting". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
Sources and further reading
- Crowley, DA (ed); Freeman, Jane; Stevenson, Janet H (1987). A History of the County of Wiltshire. Victoria County History. 13: South-west Wiltshire: Chalke and Dunworth hundreds. Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research. pp. 105–114. ISBN 978-0197227695.
- Wilson, John Marius (1870–72). Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. London & Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co.[page needed]
Media related to Chicklade at Wikimedia Commons
- Wiltshire and Swindon Sites and Monument Record Information: Chicklade at history.wiltshire.gov.uk
- Chicklade at Google Maps
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